Thursday, October 23, 2014

Michael Spence

Michael Spence, a Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Academic Board Chairman of the Fung Global Institute in Hong Kong. He was the chairman of the independent Commission on Growth and Development, an international body that from 2006-2010 analyzed opportunities for global economic growth, and is the author of The Next Convergence – The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World.

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EU Parliament Strasbourg
Economics 21

Europe’s Bargain

Eurozone member countries should implement fiscal and structural reforms in exchange for short-run relaxation of fiscal constraints – not to increase liabilities, but to focus on growth-oriented… read more

Poverty Bangkok
Business & Finance 11

Good and Bad Inequality

The “old” theory about inequality was that redistribution via the tax system weakened incentives and undermined economic growth. But the relationship between inequality and growth is far more complex … read more

Airport Security
World Affairs 15

The Global Security Deficit

Summer is normally a time to take a break from the risks and worries of everyday life, and perhaps to take stock of where we are and where we are heading. But this is increasingly difficult, because… read more

Michael Spence Rebooting China  consumption and economic growth
Economics 2

Rebooting China

Though China's government has expressed a willingness to accept slower growth for the sake of a more stable, sustainable economy, whether the decline will be temporary is not yet apparent. Ensuring… read more

Newsart for The Gain in Spain
Business & Finance 2

The Gain in Spain

The Spanish economy is beginning to attract investors’ attention – and not only because asset prices are depressed in the current climate. While there are huge problems that must still be overcome,… read more

Newsart for Politics-Proof Economies?
Economics 11

Politics-Proof Economies?

Governments’ inability to act decisively on their economies’ growth, employment, and distributional challenges has emerged as a major source of concern worldwide. But, as a recent study has shown,… read more

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